The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy is now open.  Our office hours are from: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. Please refer to the COVID-19 Resource Guide for all matters related to the return to campus.  All visitors and vendors must fill out the Columbia University Health Screening Form.  We look forward to seeing you on campus.


Julian Jamison

Senior Behavioral Economist


Julian Jamison is a behavioral economist who is currently a Senior Economist at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, DC, as well as a Research Associate at Innovations for Poverty Action. His research uses theoretical modeling, laboratory experiments, and field experiments to explore individual preferences and information, and how those attributes influence behaviors and outcomes. He has analyzed how risk tolerance and patience affect disparate constructs such as sexual behavior and entrepreneurial success. He is particularly interested in the methodological issues surrounding the notion of utility (i.e. subjective well-being), as well as the degree to which both individuals and societies either succeed or fail to maximize along this dimension. Jamison’s research has appeared in academic journals ranging across disciplines from economics to information technology to linguistics to medicine to mathematics to philosophy.


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